Shelley's mother Lisa told the Croydon Advertiser today she is "absolutely thrilled" that she has been found alive. "I can't wait to get her home, though I don't know when that will be." she said.
Her worried parents spoke to ITV News London on the 15th December and pleaded with her to come home.
The teenager who had reportedly gone missing twice previously - was last seen on 8 December. Her parents made an appeal for her to come home in time for Christmas but hadn't seen her for weeks.
Police confirmed today a sighting had been reported to police yesterday and Shelley was now in their care.